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  • ABC-CLIO eBooks
    Full text electronic access to encyclopedias, handbooks, and biographical works in all academic subjects. Individual titles are searchable, though the collection is not cross-searchable.
    Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature indexes monographs, periodical articles, critical editions of literary works, book reviews and collections of essays published worldwide from 1920 onwards with links to the full text of 61 journals.
  • Academic Search Complete from EBSCO  Icon
    Database of articles in peer-reviewed journals, magazines, and news sources with full text journal coverage for nearly all academic areas of study.
  • Access World News
    Full-text access to newspapers at the local, state, regional, national and international levels. From Newsbank.
  • Acta Sanctorum
    Database of complete printed text of Acta Sanctorum, from the sixty-eight volume publication by the Société des Bollandistes in Antwerp and Brussels. Contains documents examining the lives of saints, organized according to each saint's feast day.
  • Africa-Wide Information
    Database covering all aspects of Africa dating back to the 16th century from 40 different worldwide databases. Includes African HealthLine, South African Studies and African Studies. Formerly: Africa-Wide NiPAD
  • African American Music
    Note: Content from African American Music is now a part of American Song. Included are songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more.
  • African American Newspapers: The 19th Century
    Full-text of african american 19th century newspapers: Freedom's Journal, The Colored American, The North Star, The National Era, Provincial Freeman, Frederick Douglass Paper, and The Christian Recorder,
  • African American Poetry 1750-1900
    Database of 3,000 poems by African American poets of the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • Agricola
    Citations and abstracts for articles on all aspects of agriculture.
  • Aluka
    An international, collaborative initiative building a digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa. A wide variety of contributed scholarly materials, ranging from archival documents, periodicals, books, reports, manuscripts, and reference works, to three-dimensional models, maps, oral histories, plant specimens, photographs, and slides. Organized into: African Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes, African Plants, and Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa.
  • America's Historical Newspapers
    Searchable database of text of early American newspapers. Articles and pages can be viewed as images in a Web browser, or downloaded as pdf documents. Part of the Archive of Americana collection from Newsbank/Readex.
  • America's News Magazines from Newsbank
    Searchable database of select news magazines including Money and U.S. News and World Report.
  • America: History and Life (AHL)
    Historical coverage of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Contains citations and abstracts for articles, book and media reviews, and dissertations.
  • American Civil War: Letters and Diaries
    This searchable database contains the full text of approximately 32,000 pages of letters, diaries and memoirs. Over 460 authors are represented, including politicians, generals, slaves, landowners, farmers, seaman, wives, and spies. The letters and diaries are by the famous and the unknown, giving not only both the Northern and Southern perspectives, but those of foreign observers also.
  • American Drama 1714-1915
    Full-text searchable, browsable collection of over 700 plays.
  • American History in Video
    Online collection of video on American history and includes commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries.
  • American Meteorological Society Journals
    Searchable full-text of journals from the AMS.
  • American National Biography (ANB)
    This searchable database contains information on more than American 17,400 men and women. Each entry contains a bibliography for further research and some have photos.
  • American Periodical Series Online (APS)
    This searchable database includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published from 1741 to 1900. From Proquest.
  • American poetry 1600-1900
    Searchable, browseable collection of over 40,000 poems by more than 200 poets.
  • American Song
    Searchable database of online music recordings that will contain 50,000 tracks from America's past. Incorporates African American Music (previously a separate database). The database will include songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more.
  • American State Papers
    Primary source material comprised of over 6,000 documents of U.S congressional materials from 1789 through 1838.
  • Anthropology Plus
    Combines both “Anthropological Literature” and “Anthropological Index, Royal Anthropological Institute”. Provides extensive worldwide indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works, and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, and interdisciplinary studies. The index offers excellent coverage of all core periodicals in the field in addition to local and lesser-known journals.
  • AnthroSource
    Searchable database of journal articles published by the American Anthropological Association (AAA)
  • AP Images Collection (Accunet)
    (Formerly Accunet AP Photo Archive) Primary source database from the Associated Press with photographs, audio sound bites, graphics and text spanning over 185 years. Over 12 million photographs dating back to 1826, more than 36,000 audio sound bites, more than 340,000 graphics including maps, graphs, charts, logos, flags, illustrations and more. Images and selective newspapers articles are royalty free for educational use by UCSC faculty, staff, and students only.
  • Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA)
    Covers aquatic science, aquatic organisms, fisheries, oceanography, ocean technology policy and non-living resources, and aquatic pollution and environmental quality. Includes citations and abstracts.
  • Archive of Americana
    Collectively search "Early American Imprints: Series 1 1639-1800" (Evans), "Early American Imprints: Series 2 1801-1819" (Shaw-Shoemaker), "Early American Newspapers 1690-1876", "American State Papers 1789-1838", and the "US Congressional Serials Set 1817-1980". Publisher is Newsbank.
  • ArchiveGrid
    Includes nearly a million collection descriptions of historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives from thousands of libraries, museums, and archives from around the world.
  • Art Full Text
    Articles, citations, and abstracts from art periodicals published world-wide.
  • Art Retrospective
    Articles listed in Art Index volumes 1-32. Also known as Art Index Retrospective. Covers: Advertising, archaeology, architecture, art history, crafts, design, folk art, landscape architecture, motion pictures, museology, photography, television, textiles, and more
  • Art Source
    Over 640 full-text journals and more than 225 full-text books covering fine, decorative, and commercial art, architecture and architectural design. Coverage dating back to 1929. Includes an Image Collection of over 63,000 images. Combines former H.W. Wilson Art Full Text and Art Index Retrospective databases.
  • ARTbibliographies Modern
    Abstracts of journal articles, books, exhibition catalogs, and exhibition reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary art.
    Database of over 2,600 French language texts from the American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language
  • ArticleFirst
    The Article First database from Firstsearch/OCLC provides citations from the table of contents pages of journals in the areas of science, technology, medicine, social science, business, the humanities, and popular culture.
  • Arts and Humanities Citation Index via Web of Science
    Contains citations to 1,100 arts and humanities journals. Search by subject, author, and journal title. Cited Reference Search finds articles that cite an author or article specified by the searcher.
  • ARTstor
    ARTstor is a digital library of over one million images from many time periods and cultures in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.
    Open access to 546,172 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics
  • ASCC (Academia Sinica Computing Center Electronic Resources)
    Chinese full-text database for hundreds of works in history (including history of Taiwan), classics, religion, medicine, literature, and law, etc. Chinese input software required to search.
  • Asian American Drama
    Full-text searchable and browsable database of plays written by Asian American authors. Contains character and bibliographic information for each play, plus production details for selected plays.
  • Association for Computing Machinery Digital Library
    Searchable database contains bibliographic information, abstracts, reviews, and the full-text for articles published in ACM periodicals and proceedings since 1947.
  • Astrophysics Data Systems (NASA ADS)
    ADS contains abstracts and citations for materials in astronomy and astrophysics, instrumentation, physics and geophysics, Los Alamos preprints, and many archives.
  • ATLA Religion Database
    Database of journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all scholarly fields of religion. Subjects include church history, theology, the Bible, and world religions.
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (ARCH)
    Citations to articles on the following topics: architecture, architectural design, city planning, furniture and decoration, interior design, historic preservation, history of architecture, and urban planning.


  • Bacteriology Abstracts (Microbiology B)
    Provides citations and abstracts to topics ranging from bacterial immunology and vaccinations to diseases of man and animals. Yields access to far-reaching clinical findings as well as all aspects of pure bacteriology, biochemistry, and genetics. Major areas of subject coverage include aggressins and toxins, animal bacteriology, antibacterial agents, antibiosis, antibiotics, cell structure and function, culture, ecology and distribution, genetics and evolution, human bacteriology, identification, immunology, invertebrate bacteriology, methodology, microbial symbiosis, plasmids, predation, taxonomy, typing.
  • Bible in English
    20 different versions of the English Bible from the 10th to 20th century.
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies
    Citations to materials on all subjects (especially humanities and social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide. Citations added between 1971 the 1991 include citations to western-language periodical articles, individually authored monographs, chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, and Festschriften, etc.
  • Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA)
    Articles, citations, and abstracts from more than 2,500 periodicals, art-related books, conference proceedings, dissertations, exhibitions, and dealers catalogs. As for 4/1/10, the vendor for this database has changed from CSA to the Getty Research Institute.
  • Biography Resource Center
    Formerly Biography Resource Center. Searchable, full-text database of biographies. Search for current and historic figures based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as keyword and full text.
  • BioOne
    Searchable database of 45 online journals in biological, environmental, and ecological science.
  • BIOSIS Citation Index (BCI)
    This is the BIOSIS Previews database with article citation counts added. Citations and abstracts to journal articles in the life sciences. Very interdisciplinary within biology, including biochemistry, ecology, genetics, microbiology, ocean sciences, plant biology, and zoology. You can search BIOSIS, BIOSIS Citation Index, and Web of Science at the same time. Choose the All Databases tab.
  • Black Drama
    Full-text searchable and browsable database of plays written by African, Caribbean, and African American authors. Contains character and bibliographic information for each play, plus production details and images for selected plays.
  • Black Studies Center
    Black Studies Center is a fully cross-searchable gateway to Black Studies including scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, images, and video. It combines several resources for research and teaching in Black Studies: Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP), The Chicago Defender, and the Black Literature Index.
  • Business Source Complete
    Searchable database of articles from scholarly business journals and other sources. Subjects include management, economics, finance, accounting, and international business.


  • C19: The Nineteenth Century Index
    Searchable index to archives, official publications, books, periodical articles, and newspapers published in the 19th century. Text is not included.
  • Caliber: University of California Press Journals
    Searchable and browsable site with journals published by UC Press.
  • Calisphere
    Calisphere is the University of California's free public gateway to a world of primary sources. More than 200,000 digitized items including photographs, documents, newspaper pages, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories, advertising, and other unique cultural artifacts.
  • Cambridge Journals Online
    Database with full text for over one hundred journals in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities from Cambridge University Press (CUP).
  • Cambridge Structural Database (WebCSD)
    The CSD records bibliographic, chemical and crystallographic information for small organic molecules and metal-organic compounds. WebCSD has a built-in editor for structure/similarity searching, plus JMol and AstexViewer. WebCSD is not a complete substitute for the locally installed version of the database that UCSC researchers can download from the CSD page at UCLA. Power users should consider downloading and installing CSD on their own computers.
    CAMIO is OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online. It includes about 95,000 art images‚ photographs, paintings, sculpture, decorative and utilitarian objects, prints, drawings and watercolors, jewelry and costumes, textiles and architecture‚ plus audio, video and mixed media from cultures from around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms.
  • Canadian Poetry
    Full-text collection Canadian poetry from the eighteenth century to the early twentieth.
  • Caribbean Newspapers, Series 1, 1718-1876
    Part of the America's Historical Newspapers collection, Caribbean Newspapers, Series 1, 1718-1876, is a fully searchable collection of over 130 18th- and 19th-century newspapers from twenty-two Caribbean islands. Most newspapers were published in the English language, but a number of Danish-, French-, and Spanish-language titles are included—essential for researching colonial history, the Atlantic slave trade, international commerce and relations, New World slavery, and related topics.

    NOTE: Select 'Eras in the History of the Caribbean' on the search page.
  • Catchword Online Journals
    Full-text database of journals from the publisher Catchword.
  • ChemID Plus (National Library of Medicine)
    Dictionary-style entries for over 350,000 chemical names, over 58,000 of which are enhanced with chemical structures.
    Searchable reference source which includes the following: Combined Chemical Dictionary (CCD) Dictionary of Commonly Cited Compounds, Dictionary of Drugs (Formerly Pharmasource) Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds, Dictionary of Natural Products, Dictionary of Organic Compounds, The Handbook of Chemistry & Physics, Polymers: A Property Database, and Properties of Organic Compounds.
  • Chicano Database
    Citations to articles in art, language, sociology, economics, history, literature, and politics of Mexican-American and Latino cultures. Abstracts are not available.
  • Chinese Journal Network/Chinese Academic Journals
    Click on IP-address Access to enter the database. The site contains the full text of 1,710 journals published in China in all academic disciplines. Technical note: The site displays Chinese characters and can only be viewed in newer browsers. In order to view full-text, users must download a Windows-only application (CAJViewer). Windows stations in the library have the application installed.
  • CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online
    Citations to working papers, conference proceedings, books, and journal articles in the area of international affairs. Many resources are full-text.
  • CiNii (Citation Information from the National Institute of Informatics)
    Searchable database of articles and citations to articles from scholarly journals, magazines, and university bulletins published in Japan.
  • Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective
    The database from Accessible Archives contains the full text of major articles gleaned from over 2,500 issues of The New York Herald, The Charleston Mercury, and the Richmond Enquirer, published between November 1, 1860 and April 15, 1865.
  • Clase and Periodica (ClasePeriodica)
    CLASE indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities. PERIÓDICA covers journals specializing in science and technology. Scholarly journals published in Spanish, Portuguese, French and English.
  • Classical Music Library
    Database of classical music recordings, with digital audio selections cross-referenced to a database of supplementary reference information.(Mac and Windows computers need Macromedia Flash Player. In addition, Windows users need Microsoft Windows Media Player.)
  • Classical Scores Library
    Contains 400,000 pages of classical scores from both in-copyright and public domain editions. The major composers output is represented, as well as many lesser known composers and works. Includes works spanning time periods from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Coverage of score types is comprehensive, with full scores, study scores, piano and vocal scores, and piano reductions.
  • Communication Studies: A Sage Full-Text Collection
    Database of full-text of 37+ electronic journals focusing on the topic of psychology.
  • Compendex
    A comprehensive bibliographic database of scientific and technical engineering, covering all engineering disciplines. It includes millions of bibliographic citations and abstracts from thousands of engineering journals and conference proceedings.
  • Conference Papers Index
    Citations to papers and poster sessions presented at major scientific meetings around the world. Subject emphasis since 1995 has been in the life sciences, environmental sciences and the aquatic sciences, while older material also covers physics, engineering and materials science.
  • Contemporary Women's Issues (CWI)
    Global information about women, full-text. Covers journal articles, newsletters, and research reports. Topics include sociology, psychology, health, education, and human rights.
  • Contemporary World Music
    Contemporary World Music delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent. The database contains important genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more. In order to play sound files, Mac and Windows computers need Macromedia Flash Player. In addition, Windows computer users need Microsoft Windows Media Player.
  • CQ Researcher (Congressional Quarterly Researcher)
    Investigative reports on contemporary and “hot topic” issues in the news.
  • CQ Supreme Court Collection
    Historical analysis with updates and commentary of Supreme Court decisions, biographies of Supreme Court justices, Supreme Court institutional history, and the U.S. Constitution. From publishers of "Congressional Quarterly Weekly."
  • CQ Weekly
    Searchable, browsable, full-text reports of issues currently under debate before the Senate and House of Representatives. Includes status of bills, behind-the-scenes maneuvering, committee and floor activity, debates and roll-call votes. Also known as "Congressional Quarterly Weekly."
  • Criminology: A Sage Full-Text Collection
    Full-text of 23+ journals. Subjects include criminal justice, juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, corrections, penology, policing, forensic psychology, and family and domestic violence.
  • Current Index to Statistics
    Searchable online index of journal articles and publications in statistics and related fields.
  • Current Protocols in Cell and Molecular Biology
    Includes the popular Current Protocols in Molecular Biology.
  • ProQuest Databases (formerly CSA Illumina)
    Citations and abstracts for peer-reviewed journal articles, books, chapters and essays, dissertations, and more. Select a subject area or search across all subjects. Formerly known as CSA Illumina.


  • David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
    Focuses on 18th & 19th century North and South American cartographic materials. Includes atlases, globes, school geographies, maritime charts, and a variety of separate maps including pocket, wall, children's and manuscript maps. The online selection is an expanding cross section of images designed to highlight the depth and breadth of the collection.
  • Declassified Documents Reference System (DDRS)
    Full-text database of documents. The previously classified government documents range from correspondence and memoranda to minutes of cabinet meetings, technical studies, national security policy statements and intelligence reports.
  • Dekker Online Journals
    Database of full-text journals from the publisher Marcel Dekker, Inc. Subjects include scientific, technical, and medical information.
  • Design Automation Publications from ACM
    Full text of proceedings for Design Automation Conference (DAC), International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD), International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD), European Design Automation Conference (EDAC), Transactions on Computer-Aided Design, and SIGDA Newsletter and more.
  • Digital Public Library of America
    Portal to freely available resources from America’s libraries, archives, and museums. Content ranges from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
    This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.
  • Dissertations & Theses (1639-current)
    Citations for U.S. dissertations and masters' theses. Abstracts are included for all entries published since 1980. Full-text for all University of California dissertations issued since 1997 is available in pdf format. (a.k.a. Digital Dissertations or Dissertation Abstracts)
  • DMPTool - from UC3
    The Data Management Plan (DMP) Tool provides an easy to use interface for University of California researchers that:
    • Helps users create ready-to-use data management plans for specific funding agencies
    • Meets funder requirements for data management plans
    • Provides step-by-step instructions and guidance for how to manage data.
  • DRAM: Database of Recorded American Music
    Online audio database of nearly 2,300 albums from fifteen independent record labels, including New World, Albany, CRI, Deep Listening, BMOP/sound, Frog Peak, Lovely, and Mode. Genres covered range from folk to opera, Native American to jazz, 19th century classical to early rock, musical theater, contemporary, electronic and beyond.


  • Early American Fiction
    Full-text of more than 700 first editions of American novels and short stories from 1789-1875.
  • Early American Imprints Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819)
    Full-text digitization of 36,000 American books, pamphlets, broadsides, state papers, and other print genres published from 1801-1819. Based on microform set Early American Imprints, Series II, 1801-1819.
  • Early American Newspapers Digital
    Full-text facsimile images of newspapers published in the U.S. between 1690-1876.
  • Early Encounters in North America
    Primary documents from early recorded history of North America. Includes transcriptions of letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters.
  • Early English Books Online (EEBO)
    Full text, digital images of every book printed in England, Scotland, and Ireland, and every book in the English language printed abroad, from 1475 to 1700.
  • Early English Prose Fiction 1500-1700
    Full text by key writers of more than 200 works from the period 1500-1700
  • Earthquake Engineering Abstracts (EEA)
    Earthquake engineering and earthquake hazard mitigation.
  • ebrary
    Searchable electronic book site. Includes university press titles. Can read online, requires free "ebrary Reader" software installation on workstation to print selected pages.
  • EconLit
    Citations with some abstracts of literature in economics from journals, essays, proceedings, books, book reviews, dissertations, and working papers.
  • Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Profiles and Reports
    Full-text of country profiles provide analysis and forecasts of the political, economic, social, and business environment about more than 180 countries. **Click on "Enterprise Client Access."
  • Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare 1591-1911
    Eleven major editions from the First Folio to the Cambridge edition of 1863-6, twenty-four separate contemporary printings of individual plays, selected apocrypha and related works and more than one hundred adaptations, sequels and burlesques from the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
  • Education Full Text (Wilson Education Index)
    Database of citations, abstracts and full text for journal articles and books in education.
  • Education in Video
    Online collection of streaming video developed specifically for training and developing teachers. Includes teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms.
  • Education Index Retrospective
    Searchable database of article citations on education. Publisher is Wilson.
  • Education Source
    Covers all levels of education—from early childhood to higher education—as well as all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education and testing. Full text and abstracts for journals, books and conference papers.
  • Education: A SAGE Full-Text Collection
    Full-text of 30+ electronic journals focusing on the topic of education.
  • EENews
    E&E News is composed of four daily publications that track energy, environmental and climate policy. Publications include GreenWire, Climatewire, E&E Daily, E&E DailyPM, LandLetter and reports.
  • eHRAF Archaeology
    Formerly known as Human Relations Area Files (eHRAF) Collection of Archaeology. Collections of documents on archaeological traditions, subtraditions, and major sites. Contains information on prehistoric life and cultural sequences for comparative studies within and across regions.
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
    Digitally scanned full-text of every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in Great Britain during the eighteenth century, along with important works from the Americas.
  • Eighteenth Century Fiction
    Full-text of 96 works in English prose by writers from the British Isles. Includes scanned versions of Sterne's Tristram Shandy, Richardson's Clarissa and Pamela, and of Swift's Gulliver's Travels.
  • EIS - Digests of Environmental Impact Statements
    Searchable database of detailed abstracts of all environmental impact statements issued by the US government. Each entry includes a description of the project, sections on positive impact and negative consequences, and legal mandates.
  • Empire Online
    Digitized original documents relating to Empire Studies from 1492 - 2007. Images of the texts without transcriptions. Includes thematic essays by leading scholars in the field of Empire Studies.
  • Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather
    A multidiscipline encyclopedia set that brings together practical and scientific issues related to the modern study of weather. Scientific principles from physics, chemistry, astronomy, and ecology are applies to agriculture, forestry, recreation, aviation, shipping and human health. Coverage includes biomes, fuels, forests, oceans, glaciers and energy systems. History, political science and literature are also included.
  • Encyclopedia of Earth
    Developed by the Environmental Information Coalition (EIC), won the best web site award for 2007 from the Geoscience Information Society. It is a collection of authoritative, non-technical articles written by scientists, teachers and practitioners that can be used to learn more about the Earth, its environment and their importance to society. Free Resource
  • Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology (Third Edition)
    University and professional level compendium of chemistry, physics, earth sciences, geology, environmental and atmospheric sciences, computers and telecommuniciations, electronics, optics, and lasers, molecular biology, mathematics, engineering, astronomy, astrophysics and space technology.
  • Encyclopedia of Religion
    Encyclopedia of Religion, 7th ed. (Gale/Cengage) and seven other reference books in the area of religious studies such as Contemporary American Religion and Encyclopedia of Buddhism. The Encyclopedia of Religion is considered the standard work in the field. The 15-volume set includes over 3,300 articles by more than 2,000 experts around the world. Search all eight works in Gale Virtual Reference Library.
  • Encyclopedia of the Antarctic
    Macintosh users: Best viewed via the Safari browser.
  • Energy Citations Database
    Includes scientific and technical research results in disciplines of interest to DOE such as chemistry, physics, materials, environmental science, geology, engineering, mathematics, climatology, oceanography, computer science and related disciplines. It includes bibliographic citations to report literature, conference papers, journal articles, books, dissertations, and patents.
  • English Drama 1280-1915
    Full-text searchable, browsable database of 4000 plays by 1200 authors.
  • English Poetry 600-1900
    The complete English poetic canon from the 8th century through the 19th. Full-text of over 160,000 poems by more than 1250 poets.
  • English Short Title Catalog
    Describes works printed in England from 1473-1800, searchable.
  • ENGnetBASE: Engineering Handbooks Online
    The complete text of over 149 engineering handbooks from CRC Press, many of which contain substantial tables of data. Each chapter is a pdf file and is full-text searchable. Sample titles include: Handbook of Formulas and Tables for Signal Processing. Mac users: Best viewed using the Safari browser.
  • ENVIROnetBASE: Environmental Handbooks Online
    Searchable database of handbooks and texts in environmental sciences.
  • Environmental Impact Statements
    Presenting the key issues from complex government-released environmental impact statements, converting massive documents into concise, readable abstracts. (Bimonthly. 450 abstracts/year)
  • ERIC Database (Educational Resources Information Center)
    Citations and abstracts of papers, articles, books, and government publications on education.
  • eScholarship Repository from the California Digital Library
    Searchable database of theses and dissertations, working papers, pre-publication scholarship, and electronic texts by students and faculty in UC research units, centers, and academic departments.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch (includes EH: A History)
    Full-text newspaper and journal articles focusing on news, culture and history from the ethnic, minority and native press. Available in English or Spanish.
  • Ethnographic Video Online
    Ethnographic Video Online provides the largest, most comprehensive resource for the study of human culture and behavior – more than 750 hours and 1,000 films at completion. The collection covers every region of the world and features the work of many of the most influential documentary filmmakers of the 20th century, including interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes, study guides, and more.
  • Europa World Plus
    Online full-text version of the Europa World Year Book and the Regional Surveys of the World series. Covers political and economic information in more than 250 countries and territories.
  • Evans Digital Edition: Early American Imprints, Series I
    Database of digitized images of primary documents from American history. Subjects include agriculture, foreign affairs, literature, music, religion, the Revolutionary War, temperance, and witchcraft.


  • Factiva
    Worldwide full-text coverage of local and regional newspapers, trade publications, business news wires, press release wires, media transcripts, news photos, business-rich Web sites, investment analyst reports, market research reports, country and regional profiles, company profiles,and historical market data.
  • Faculty of 1000
    Unique literature awareness tool. Highly selective and highly subjective database of the "best" articles selected by top researchers. You can search for specific articles or topics, or browse various Top 10 lists. Register for alerts to have articles of interest emailed to you. Covers biology and medicine.
  • FIAF International Filmarchive Database
    The International Index to Film Periodicals contains over 500,000 article citations from more than 345 periodicals. It offers in-depth coverage of academic and popular film journals. It is the only database offering film periodical indexing using a hierarchically ordered controlled thesaurus with more than 20,000 subject terms. The index contains comprehensive television periodical indexing until 2000 and TV related articles continue to be indexed. FIAF includes additional databases.
  • Film Indexes Online, AFI-FII combined search
    Film Indexes Online covers both the FII and AFI, which include film synopses, credits, a bibliography of sources specific to each film, and biographical information
  • Film Literature Index
    Citations to articles on film, television and video articles, reviews and book reviews from 1976-2001.
  • Filmakers Library Online
    Online video collection of award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. It presents points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.
  • FirstSearch (OCLC)
    Databases available through the OCLC FirstSearch system: WorldCat, ArticleFirst, ERIC, GPO Monthly Catalog (government publications), NetFirst, OCLC Union Lists of Periodicals, PapersFirst, and Proceedings.
  • FORENSICSnetBASE: Forensic Handbooks Online
    Searchable database of handbooks in forensics and criminal investigation.
    Citations to works on religion, the history of art, social sciences, economics, and literature. Searchable in French and English. Abstracts are in the same language as the cited resource.


  • Gale Literary Index
    Online version of the Contemporary Authors Cumulative Index to the print Gale literary series.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Complete full text of database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
  • Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
    Comprehensive music research of all the world's peoples. Contains the full text of the 10-volume print encyclopedia. Each volume covers a geographic region, a survey of its musical heritage, and a description of specific musical genres, practices, and performances. Articles include photographs of musicians, musical instruments, and the cultural context of dances, rituals, and ceremonies. Also includes drawings, maps, and musical examples.
  • GenderWatch
    Full-text database focusing on focus on the impact of gender, men, and women across disciplines. From scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, pamphlets, conference proceedings, and government reports.
  • GeoRef (1693-current)
    Describes materials in geology and geophysics, in particular: energy sources, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, groundwater pollution, erosion, nuclear reactor sites, the structure of the earth, and geostatistics. Includes abstracts.
  • Global Financial Data (GFD)
    Collection of historical financial and economic data covering more than 200 countries extending back to 1265
  • Google Patent Search
    Google Patent Search covers the entire collection of issued patents and millions of patent applications made available by the United States Patent and Trademark Office from patents issued in the 1790s through those most recently issued in the past few months. International patents are not included here.
  • Google Scholar
    Large multidisciplinary search engine with results ranking and previews. Google Scholar indexes scholarly literature including journal articles.
  • Government Publications and Law at UCSC Library
    The UC Santa Cruz library collects U.S. Federal and California State government information. We receive depository materials in print, electronic, online, and microform formats and provide free public access to all materials received through the Federal Depository Library Program and the California State Document Depository Library Program. Most government publications are available for checkout in accordance with the library's general borrowing and renewal policies.
  • GPO Access
    Full-text government information available from Federal agencies, the Executive branch, Congress, and the Judicial branch. Includes the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, Congressional Record, as well as Congressional hearings, reports and bills, the U.S. Code and Supreme Court decisions.
  • GreenFile from Ebsco
    All aspects of human impact on the environment from scholarly, government and general-interest sources. Content includes climate change science and policy, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more
  • Gu jin tu shu ji cheng (Â觉ªäÂúñÊõ∏ÈõÜÊàê)
    Full-text and scanned images of complete Classics Collection of Ancient China from ancient China to Qing Dynasty. In Chinese. Covers astronomy, geography, history, philosophy, literature, politics, economics, art, education, agriculture, medicine, and more.
  • Oxford Art Online
    Full-text of the Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. Covers all visual arts - painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts and photography from prehistory to the present day.


  • HaithiTrust via Shibboleth
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  • Handbooks in Economics
    Reference handbooks on various branches of economics, providing a survey of the current issues by leading specialists in the field.
  • HAPI Online (Hispanic American Periodicals Index)
    Database of citations to articles and documents covering Central and South America, Latin America, Mexico, the Caribbean, U.S.-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the United States.
  • HarpWeek
    Full-image reproductions of Harper's Weekly from 1857-1912, one of the most important weekly magazines read by Americans during the 19th century.
  • Health Sciences: A SAGE Full-Text Collection
    Searchable database of 30+ electronic journals focusing on the topic health sciences and nursing.
  • HEASARC: High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center
    The High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC) is the primary archive for NASA missions dealing with extremely energetic phenomena, from black holes to the Big Bang. Having recently merged with the Legacy Archive for Microwave Background Data Analysis (LAMBDA), it includes data obtained by NASA's high-energy astronomy missions from the extreme ultraviolet through gamma-ray bands, along with missions that study the relic cosmic microwave background.
  • Highwire Press Journals
    Selected full-text journals from Highwire Press. Note: UCSC does not have subscriptions to all journals from HIghwire Press.
  • Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980
    Full-text database of English and Spanish language newspapers printed in the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Historical Abstracts
    Citations and abstracts for works covering the history of the world from 1450 - the present.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States (Millennial Edition)
    Data on all aspects of American history from Colonial times - present. Divided into five sections: population, work and welfare, economic structure and performance, economic sectors, and governance and international relations.
  • History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
    Contains information from the following print files: ISIS current bibliography of the history of science and its cultural influences, 1976- ; Current bibliography in the history of technology, 1987- ; and Bibliografia italiana di storia della scienza. Vendor is RLG/Eureka.
  • House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP)
    Full-text of British Parlimentary Papers, 19th Century.


  • ICPSR (Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research)
    Archive of detailed data sets in the social sciences. Covers: sociology, political science, criminology, history, education, demography, gerontology, international relations, public health, economics, and psychology. Some data files may require specialized software such as STATA, SPSS, SAS, etc., which are not provided by the library.
  • ICSD: Inorganic Crystal Structure Database
    Search inorganic structures, including elements, minerals, metals, and intermetallic compounds. Search by article citation information , chemical/mineral name, crystal system, space group, minimum distance, cell size/mass, and Pearson Symbol.
  • IEEE Xplore
    Full-text access to IEEE transactions, journals, magazines and conference proceedings published since 1988 and all current IEEE standards.
  • Index Islamicus (1906-current)
    Database indexes literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world. Includes journals articles, proceedings, monographs, book chapters, and book reviews.
  • Index to 19th Century American Art Periodicals
    Database indexes 42 art journals published in the US during the nineteenth century. Includes information on popular culture and industry, artists and illustrators, painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, architecture and design, exhibitions and sales, decorations, and collecting.
  • Infomine
    Large searchable database of academically valuable Web resources in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities along with many instructional and reference tools.
  • InfoSECURITYnetBASE: Information Security Online
    Searchable database of handbooks in information and computer security.
  • Ingenta
    This journal publisher's Website contains the full-text of over 300 journals. Browseable by journal title and searchable by topic.
  • Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD)
    Search inorganic structures, including elements, minerals, metals, and intermetallic compounds. Search by article citation information , chemical/mineral name, crystal system, space group, minimum distance, cell size/mass, and Pearson Symbol.
    Index of citations for articles and conference papers on physics, electrical engineering, computers, and information technology. Contains abstracts.
  • Institute of Physics (IOP) Electronic Journals
    Searchable database of full-text journals from the Institute of Physics.
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
    Authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi and microbes of North America and the world.
  • International Bibliography of Art (1973-current)
  • International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences
    Full-text version of the encyclopedia. Covers sociology, psychology, and related disciplines.
  • International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text (1874-current)
    Citations and abstracts for articles in peer-reviewed and other music periodicals. Subject Coverage: Music education, performance, ethnomusicology, musical theatre, theory, popular music forms and composition.
  • International Index to the Performing Arts Full Text (1864-current)
    Database of citations, abstracts and some full-text for articles in peer-reviewed journals and other performing arts periodicals. Subject Coverage: Dance, film, television, drama, theater, stagecraft, musical theater, opera, performance art, entertainment industry, and more.
  • International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
    Over 80,000 music scores and 1500 recordings (as of 2010) for public domain as well as some copyrighted material, available for downloading.
  • International Nuclear Information System (INIS Database)
    Database of citations to journal articles and grey literature with scientific and technical information on peaceful uses of atomic energy.
  • International Statistical Yearbook (ISY)
    Consists of national and international economic databases from: Eurostat, OECD, IMF, UNIDO, Citicorp, Deutsche Bundesbank, Statistisches Bundesamt, and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW).
  • IT KnowledgeBase from Auerbach Publications
    Searchable publications and journals in the field of information technology. Part of the CRC Press suite.
  • Iter Italicum
    Database of uncatalogued or incompletely catalogued humanistic manuscripts from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance (400-1700).
  • ITER: Gateway to the Renaissance
    Citations for articles and reviews from journals covering the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (400-1700 AD).
    Database of over 400,000 high-energy physics related articles received by the CERN, DESY, Fermilab and SLAC libraries.

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    • JSTOR
      Older full-text articles from peer-reviewed journals.


    • Kikuzo Visual II (Asahi Shimbun Co.)
      Newspaper database for Asahi shinbun 1945+. Also includes articles from the weekly magazines Aera and Shukan Asahi, and from the annual new-word dictionary Chiezo.Text is in Japanese.


    • L'Annee Philologique
      Full-text of the L'Année Philologique (1924+), an annual index to scholarly work in Classical Studies from journal articles, books, and conferences.
    • Latin American Women Writers
      Full-text of prose, poetry, essays, and drama composed by women writing in Mexico, Central America, and South America. In Spanish and Portuguese.
    • Latino Literature
      Searchable and browsable full text database of poetry, fiction, and drama written in English and Spanish by Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, and other Latin authors working in the United States. Also includes audio files of selected poems and plays.
    • Left Index
      Citations to magazine and newspaper articles from the diverse literature of the left. tEmphasis on political, economic, social and culturally engaged scholarship.
    • LexisNexis Academic (Lexis Nexis Academic)
      News coverage in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources. Company information. Federal and states court cases back to 1789.
    • LGBT Life
      Database of article abstracts and reference works in the field of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender issues from academic journals, newsletters, magazines, and case studies.
    • Library Literature & Information Science Full Text
      Searchable database of LIS-related literature. Full-text coverage begins in 1994.
    • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
      Database indexes articles and book chapters in linguistics and language sciences. Covers phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.
    • LION - Literature Online
      Full-text library of poetry, prose, drama, literary reference texts, and author biographies.
    • Literature Resource Center (LRC) from Gale
      Full-text of biographies, bibliographies, and literary criticism of authors from all time periods. Covers: Novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers.
    • LUNA Insight Image Collections
      CDL Digital Special Collections maintains links to 19 collections comprising over 30,100 images, as part of the UC Shared Images program. Consult the list on this page for access to the collections through LUNA Insight and LUNA Commons.
    • Life on Earth: An Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
    • Los Angeles Times (1985-current)
      Digital full-text database of current Los Angeles Times articles (1985+) from Proquest.
    • Los Angeles Times: Historical Issues (1881-1988)
      Database of digital full-text articles the Los Angeles Times (1881-1886) from Proquest.


    • Making of the Modern Economy
      Digital facsimiles of literature on economics and business published from the last half of the 15th century to the mid-19th century. The collection contains materials on commerce, finance, social conditions, politics, trade and transport; documents the dynamics of Western trade and wealth.
    • Management & Organization Studies: A Sage Full-Text Collection
      Full-text database of 42+ electronic journals focusing on work, employment, human resources, and organization studies.
    • MasterFILE Premier
      Full text articles from general reference, business, consumer health, general science, and multi-cultural periodicals. PDF backfiles (as far back as 1975) for key publications. Also has an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags.
    • Materials Science: A Sage Full-Text Collection
      Database of 15+ electronic journals focusing on materials science, polymers, and plastics.
    • MathNet.preprints
      The Mathematics Preprint Search System provides access to preprints from a number of European sources.
    • MATHnetBASE: Mathematics Online
      Full text of handbooks in mathematics and mathematical analysis.
    • MathSciNet
      Searchable database of citations for articles in 'Mathematical Reviews' from the American Mathematical Society. Covers mathematics, statistics, engineering, and the physical sciences. Full-text links to many original articles from the American Mathematical Society.
    • Merck Index
      An encyclopedia of chemicals and drugs. Good place to look for chemical and property information. Note: this resource needs the ChemDraw plugin in order to work. You will be asked to create a free account in order to download this free plugin the first time you use the resource.
      ***NOTE: There will be an overlap period beginning immediately and continuing through December 31, 2013. As of January 1, 2014, the 15th edition will be the only version of this resource available.
    • Methods in Enzymology
      Online collection of detailed protocols and descriptions of biochemical and biophysical techniques contained in over 400 volumes. You can search across the collection by title, author, abstract and keyword, or browse by individual volume.
    • Metropolitan Museum of Art OASC - Open Access for Scholarly Art
      Provides license- and cost-free access to images of artwork in the collection that the MMOA believes to be in the public domain and free of other known restrictions for scholarly use in any media which the Met has identified as Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC) Icon.
    • MLA Bibliography Database
      Database contains citations for articles, books, and book chapters in literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore. Compiled by the Modern Language Association.
    • MLA Directory of Periodicals (1926-current)
      Directory of journals and periodicals indexed by MLA. DOES NOT include journal articles.
    • MLA International Bibliography (1926-current)
    • MRQE - Movie Review Query Engine
      Movie reviews published at the time the film was released.
    • Multicultural Children's Literature Curriculum Collection
      A searchable bibliographic database for the MCLCC is available. The collection focuses on literature for grades k-8. Fiction, poetry, music, folk literature, history and picture are included.
    • Multidata Online
      A searchable index to 250 Arabic newspapers.
    • Music Index
      Citations from 640+ international music periodicals. Includes classical and popular music topics, book reviews, record reviews, first performances, and obituaries.
    • Music Online
      Unified site for four online audio streaming products from Alexander Street Press: Classical Music Library, Smithsonial Global Sound, American Song, and Contemporary World Music and an online score collection: Classical Scores Library. Each of the resources can be accessed separately as well.


    • NASA Extragalactic Data Center (NED)
      NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) is a database of extragalactic objects. It includes detailed photometry, position, redshift, and other data, as well as bibliographic references, abstracts of the literature, calculation tools, and images.
    • NASA Image eXchange (NIX)
      NASA database includes images from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Johnson Space Center, the Ames Research Center, and more.
    • National Index Chinese Newspaper & Periodicals (NICNP)
      Index only; no full-text. Index to titles from China, Taiwan,and Hong Kong, 1833 to present.
    • National Research Council of Canada Online Journals
      Full-text database of journals from the National Research Council of Canada with primary focus on sciences.
    • Natural standard : the authority on integrative medicine
      Provides evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies. It contains various databases: Foods, herbs & supplements; Healtyh & wellness; Comparative effectiveness; Medical conditions; Genomics & proteomics; Environment & global health; Brand names.
    • Nature Publishing Group Journals
      Full-text database of journals from Nature.
    • Naxos Music Library
      Online streaming music from Naxos, EMI Classics, Chandos, BIS, Hungaraton, Virgin Classics, New Albion, and over 400 other labels, including Classical, Jazz, World, and Folk music. Includes liner notes and other textual information, and options to create playlists.
    • NCBI's Entrez Global Query
      Simultaneously search multiple life sciences databases at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), including PubMed and GenBank. The results list the number of records in each database that match your query, and provides links to those records. The Global Query search page also acts as a short Entrez database directory since each database is briefly described (select the question mark icon next to each database).
    • NetLibrary eBooks
      Full-text digital electronic book site. Contains many academic and University of California Press ebook titles. NOTE: Safari browser recommended for Mac users.
    • NEUROSCIENCEnetBASE: Neuro Sciences Online
      Full text of reference books in the areas of neurology and psychiatry. Note: Mac users should use the Safari Web browser for best results.
    • New Books
      Includes a breakdown of new items by subject for Science & Engineering titles.
    • New York Times (1980-current)
      Database of full-text New York Times articles. From Proquest.
    • New York Times (Historical Issues: 1851-2008)
      Database of full-text New York Times articles. Full text covers New York Daily Times (1851-1857) and the New York Times (1857-2001). From Proquest.
    • Newsbank US Newspapers
      Part of Newsbank's "Access World News" site. Searchable text of over 800 news sources in the United States. Includes newspapers, blogs, and some video feeds.
    • Newspaper source (Ebscohost)
      Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.
    • North American Indian Drama
      Full-text of plays by Native American playwrights.
    • North American Theatre Online
      North American Theatre Online is a comprehensive reference work covering all aspects of the Canadian and American Theatre. It includes some 40,000 pages of major reference materials, together with records to approximately 30,000 plays, 57,000 people, 5,400 theatres, 22,000 productions, and 2,500 production companies. Each year we'll add more than 20,000 new records. The collection also includes approximately 10,500 images, playbills, postcards, scrapbooks and other resources.
    • North American Women's Drama
      Full-text of plays by women playwrights.


    • OAC Online Archive of California
      Provides access to materials such as manuscripts, photographs, and works of art held in libraries, museums, archives, and other institutions across California. Primary sources include letters, diaries, manuscripts, legal and financial records, photographs and other pictorial items, maps, architectural and engineering records, artwork, scientific logbooks, electronic records, sound recordings, oral histories artifacts and ephemera.
    • OAIster from the University of Michigan Digital Library Production Services
      Searchable catalog of digital resources: working papers, preprints, eprints, 'hard-to-find' documents from academic organizations around the world.
    • Oceanic Abstracts
      Citations and abstracts of technical literature pertaining to the marine and brackish water environment.
    • OCLC Union Lists of Periodicals
      Database contains bibliographic information for journals and periodicals owned by OCLC member libraries.
    • Official Index to the Times
      Historical coverage of the London Times newspaper. Provides citations to the text available on microfilm in McHenry Library. This resource is part of the "Historical Newspapers Online" site.
      OLD MEDLINE contains journal articles on all aspects of medicine and preclinical sciences.
    • Online Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics
    • Online Field Guides
      The UCSC Library has purchased several field guides in online formats, some for use on computers, and some for use on the library's iPads, that UCSC students, faculty and staff can borrow from the McHenry Library.
    • Online Journals List (UCSC)
      A searchable or browsable list of online journals licensed by UCSC and the California Digital Library. The database links to the website and full-text of each journal.
    • Optics InfoBase
      Searchable full-text of 10 full-text optics research journals.
    • Oxford African American Studies Center
      Over 10,000 full-text articles from key reference resources on African American and African history and culture. Includes over 2500 images, more than 450 primary sources with specially written commentaries, nearly 200 maps, and more than 150 charts and tables.
    • Oxford Art Online
      Full-text of the Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. Covers all visual arts - painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts and photography from prehistory to the present day.
    • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (DNB)
      Biographies of the men and women who shaped Britain's history, from the fourth century BC to the year 2001.
    • Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
      Searchable full-text contains the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. Also searchable on the library site as oed.
    • Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion
      Oxford Handbooks series are available online as a collection in four subject modules -- Business & Management, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion.
    • Oxford Music Online
      Read the full encyclopedia entries for the following resources: Encyclopedia of Popular Music, The Oxford History of Western Music (Taruskin), The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Grove Music Online, and The Oxford Companion to Music.
    • Oxford Reference Online Premium
      Full-text database of over 200+ dictionaries, language reference works (including thesauruses), and encyclopedias in all subject areas published by Oxford University Press
    • Oxford University Press Journals
      Full-text database of articles in over 100 journals from Oxford University Press.


    • PAIS Archive (1914-current)
      Database with references to monographs, journal articles, government documents, reports, and pamphlets from 1937-1976. Historical perspective on public policy, political, economic, and social issues worldwide.
    • PAIS International Database (1914-current)
      The Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS) contains citations and short abstracts for journal articles, books, conference proceedings, government documents, and statistical directories. Subjects include government, international relations, legislation, political science, statistics, and related areas.
    • Palmer's Index to the London Times, with Palmer's Full-text
      Index to articles from historical London Times newspaper published 1790-1905 (available on microfilm in McHenry Library). Full text images are available for the years 1790 to 1870. This resource is part of the 'Historical Newspapers Online' site.
    • Papers First
      Contains citations of papers presented worldwide at meetings, conferences workshops, congresses, expositions, and symposia. From the British Library Document Supply Center.
    • Patrologia Latina Database
      An electronic version of the first edition of Jacques-Paul Migne's Patrologia Latina, published between 1844 and 1855, and the four volumes of indexes published between 1862 and 1865. Comprises the works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216.
    • Pennsylvania Gazette
      Database from Accessible Archives that contains the full text of the newspaper, 1728 - 1800. The Pennsylvania Gazette is considered newspaper of record for the 18th century.
    • People's Daily (Ren Min Ri Bao)
      Access to full text of People's Daily newspaper archives, in Chinese.
    • Periodicals Archive Online (PAO)
      Formerly titled PCI Full Text. Full-text database for articles from 230+ periodicals in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Note: Internet Explorer not supported on Mac computer. Use Safari or another browser.
    • Periodicals Index Online (PIO)
      Formerly Periodicals Contents Index (PCI). Database of citations for articles published in arts, humanities and social sciences.
    • Philosopher's Index (1940-current)
      Contains citations and abstracts from books and journals on philosophy and related interdisciplinary fields.
    • Play Index
      Database of information about plays, searchable by title, author, subject, style, genre, and cast type. Does not include full text but provides links for finding plays in collections via Cruzcat and Melvyl catalogs.
    • Political Science: A Sage Full-Text Collection
      Full-text of 29 journals covering General Political Science, American Government & Politics, Political Sociology, Comparative Politics, Policy Studies, Political Communication, Peace / Conflict Studies, Presidential Studies, Political Theory / Philosophy, International Relations, and Area Studies.
    • Polling the Nations
      (Note: online version of American Public Opinion Index). Compilation of 14,000+ surveys and polls conducted in the U.S. and 80+ other countries from 1986 to the present. Each record includes question, responses given, and sources.
    • PrimateLit: a bibliographic database for primatology
      Scientific literature on nonhuman primates for the research and educational communities. Subject areas: behavior, colony management, ecology, reproduction, field studies, disease models, veterinary science, genetics and zoogeography and more.
    • Princeton's Index of Christian Art (PICA)
      The index records works of art produced from early apostolic times up to A.D. 1400 with particular emphasis on art of the western world. Seventeen different media are represented in the archive, including manuscripts, metalwork, sculpture, painting, and glass. The database includes textual descriptions of all works and digitized photographs of works from the Morgan Library.
    • Probe: Reagents for Functional Genomics
      The NCBI Probe Database is a public registry of nucleic acid reagents designed for use in a wide variety of biomedical research applications, together with information on reagent distributors, probe effectiveness, and computed sequence similarities.
    • Proceedings First
      Contains the searchable tables of contents pages from worldwide conferences, symposia, meetings, expositions, and congresses.
    • Project MUSE
      Full text articles of 400+ peer-reviewed journals from Johns Hopkins University Press.
    • ProQuest Congressional (formerly Lexis Nexis Congressional)
      Contains bill tracking services, congressional publications, congressional committee reports and testimony, Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, Congressional Record, National Journal.
    • ProQuest Databases via Shibboleth
      Citations and abstracts for peer-reviewed journal articles, books, chapters and essays, dissertations, and more. Select a subject area or search across all subjects. Why use shibboleth?

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    • Proquest Newspapers: Los Angeles Times; New York Times; Wall Street Journal
      Includes: Newspaper articles in Los Angeles Times, New York Times (includes book review and magazine sections), and the Wall Street Journal. Access to text: Complete full-text in PDF.
    • PsycARTICLES (1894-current)
      Full-text articles from 66 journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber.
    • Psychology: A SAGE Full-Text Collection
      Database of full text of 40 electronic journals focusing on the topic of psychology.
    • PsycINFO (1806-current)
      Citations, abstracts, books and book chapters with information on psychology and related disciplines. KNOWN ISSUE: Occasional delays between html & final pdf version of articles. If you notice articles with significant delays (9 months+), please report at:
    • PubMed
      For medical articles - this is the place to go. For the most up-to-date access to peer-reviewed articles on an incredible variety of biomedical topics, including medical research, genetics, bioinformatics, physiology, oncology, nursing and more. If you don't see the UC E-Links button in the Abstract display, you are not in the customized UC version!




      • RAMBI: Index of Articles on Jewish Studies
        Selective bibliography of articles in Jewish studies and Israel, based largely on the collections of the Jewish National and University Library, Jerusalem, and from collections of articles.
      • Rand California
        Online source for California and U.S. public policy issues with an emphasis on statistics. RAND California's statistics include the following main categories: Business and Economics, Health and Socioeconomic, Population and Demographics, Government Finance, Education, Census, Community, Politics and Public Opinion.
      • Readers' Guide Retrospective
        Database with citations from 512 leading U.S. magazines in the traditional Readers' Guide green indexes.
      • Reaxys
        Reaxys is the successor to the Crossfire Beilstein/Gmelin system, and provides organic, inorganic and organometallic chemical structures, reactions, and properties contained in the Beilstein and Gmelin databases plus selective journal and patent literature. Reaxys is a tool for investigating synthesis methods for chemical compounds, characterizing synthesized compounds, or searching for critically evaluated data on physical, chemical, spectral, bioactivity, or toxicological properties.
      • Regional Business News
        Searchable database of articles from 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
      • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
        Citations and abstracts of articles on historical musicology, ethnomusicology, instruments, voice, dance, music therapy.
      • RIPM : Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals
        Database contains citations to articles written in the 19th century. Subjects include music history and musicology.
      • RISM: International Inventory of Musical Sources
        The Repertoire International des Sources Musicales (RISM) is an index and guide to music manuscripts produced 1600 -1850. Also contains the Bibliographic Citations Database, referring to thematic catalogs and other secondary sources cited in RISM Series A/II.
      • RLIN Bibliographic File / RLG Union Catalog
        Searchable union catalog from the Research Libraries Group (RLG) with records for books, periodical titles, and media in research libraries around the world. (Formerly known as RCAT). Does not contain journal articles.
      • Rock's Backpages
        Primary-source material for the study of popular music, featuring full text of 20,000+ articles from nearly 50 years of American and British popular-music journalism, spanning popular, niche, and industry publications; includes audio section of over 300 interviews with music personalities
      • RTK NET (Right-to-Know Network)
        Provides access to information and databases about environmental effects of specific factories and related communities. Also contains links to TRI (Toxic Release Inventory) data.


      • OECDiLibrary Statistics
        Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) online library - Ebooks and reports covering both OECD member and non-member countries. Topics include social services, migration, economic outlook, food situation, and many other economic indicators. For more statistical tables see OECDiLibrary Statistical Tables portion of this site.
      • Safari Books Online
        Searchable and browsable collection of online books on programming, technology, digital media and professional development topics. Includes many programming books published by O'Reilly Media.
      • Sage Reference Online
        Searchable online encyclopedias and handbooks in the social sciences from SAGE Publications -- Encyclopedia of African American Education, Encyclopedia of Perception, Encyclopedia of Case Study Research, Encyclopedia of Drug Policy, 21st Century Political Science: A Reference Handbook ...
      • San Francisco Chronicle (Historical)
        Full-text searchable database of the San Francisco Chronicle from Proquest.
      • Science Direct from Elsevier
        ScienceDirect is a searchable database including the full text of peer reviewed academic journals. Now includes journals from the IDEAL site.
      • Science of Synthesis: Houben‚àíWeyl Methods of Molecular Transformations
        This is a reference work of "the most reliable and effective synthetic methods from the chemical literature": 26,000 methods with more than 250,000 reactions for 2,700 different types of organic compounds. Accompanied by reaction schemes, examples and experimental procedures. The Electronic Backfile, also included, provides access to product specific experimental procedures, structures, and references dating back to the early 1800s.
        A gateway to over 200 million pages of authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. government agencies.
      • SciFinder Scholar
        Database of articles in chemistry and chemistry-related fields such as biochemical genetics. Also includes chemical information such as molecular formulas, structure diagrams, and experimental and predicted property data. UCSC students and researchers can register for a password to use this database at the link above.
      • SCIPIO: Art and Rare Book Sales Catalogs
        Describes art auction and rare book catalogs for sales from the late sixteenth century to the present. Records include the dates and places of sales, the auction houses, sellers, institutional holdings, and titles of works.
      • Scopus
        An abstract and citation database, including peer-reviewed titles from international publishers, Open Access journals, conference proceedings, trade publications, quality web sources. Subject coverage : Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Engineering ; Life and Health Sciences ; Social Sciences, Psychology and Economics ; Biological, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
      • Scorecard
        Service of the Environmental Defense Fund that uses data from the EPA's Toxic Release Inventory plus other governmental and scientific agencies.
      • Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period
        Full text database of poems, critical essays, and biographical information for 47women poets of Scotland.
      • SIAM Journals Online - Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
        Searchable full-text database of journals from SIAM.
      • Siku Quanshu (SKQS) Wenyuange Edition
        Chinese database in the study of Chinese cultural history. Note: Requires Internet Explore 5+ and Windows XP.
      • Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries
        Digital recordings of over 35,000 tracks of world music and sound recordings from the archives of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. To play, Mac and Windows computers need Macromedia Flash Player. In addition, Windows users need Microsoft Windows Media Player.
      • Social Explorer
        Provides interactive access to current and historical census data and demographic information with and ability to create custom reports and maps. Includes entire US census history from 1790 to 2010, the American Community Survey (ACS) from 2005 to 2011, the Religious Congregations and Membership Study (RCMS) from 1980 to 2010 (the most complete census available on religion in the US), InfoGroup data on religious congregations in the US for 2009 and 2010, and carbon emissions data for 2002 from the Vulcan Project.
      • Social Science Citation Index via Web of Science
        Part of Web of Knowledge, indexes over 1,725 journals with subject, author, journal title searching. Use Cited Reference Search to find articles that cite or are cited by an author.
      • Social Services Abstracts (1979-current)
        Social Services Abstracts provides citations (with abstracts) on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development.
      • Sociological Abstracts (1952-current)
        Index to articles in sociology and social psychology.
      • Sociology: A SAGE Full-Text Collection
        Searchable database of 37+ electronic journals focusing on the topic of sociology.
      • Spectral Database for Organic Compounds (SDBS)
        About 10,000 compounds' spectra, searchable by name, CAS RN, molecular formula, etc.
      • SPIE Digital Library
        Includes approx. 90,000 full-text papers from SPIE Journals and Proceedings published since 1998. It also includes citations and abstracts for most SPIE papers published since 1995.
      • SPIN - Searchable Physics Information Notices
        Searchable, full-text database of journals published by the American Institute of Physics (AIP).
      • Springer LINK
        Searchable full-text database of articles in over 400 journals, mostly in the sciences. Now includes over 20,000 ebooks.
      • Springer Protocols
        1980-2011. SpringerProtocols provides access to over 15,000 protocols in the Life and Biomedical Sciences. It compiles protocols from Humana's series Methods in Molecular Biology, Methods in Molecular Medicine, Methods in Biotechnology, Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Neuromethods, as well as from a number of other laboratory handbooks.
      • Statistical Abstract of the United States
        The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. The Statistical Abstract of the United States is a one-volume, comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web. Coverage: 1790 to present
      • STATSnetBASE: Statistical Sciences Handbooks
        Full text of reference books on statistics and probability. Organized into categories including biostatistics, statistics for psychology, social science and law, statistical theories and methods, and statistics for biological sciences.


      • Tebtunis Papyri Collection
        Consists of the papyrus documents that were found in the winter of 1899/1900 at the site of ancient Tebtunis, Egypt. Searchable using Luna Imaging's Insight software.
      • Thanhouser Silent Films
        Fifty-six silent films issued by Thanhouser Company between 1910 and 1917, viewable online.
      • The Arabidopsis Information Resource TAIR
        A database of genetic and molecular biology data for the model higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Includes the complete genome sequence along with gene structure, gene product information, gene expression, DNA and seed stocks, genome maps, genetic and physical markers, publications, and information about the Arabidopsis research community. Also provides extensive linkouts from our data pages to other Arabidopsis resources.
      • The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States
        Over 900 A to Z articles ranging in length from 500 words to 7,500 words written by academics, scholars, writers, artists, and journalists, address such broad topics as identity, art, politics, religion, education, health, and history. Each entry has its own bibliography and cross-references and is signed by its author.
      • The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures
        Organized alphabetically, the articles range from 500-word biographies to 7,000-word entries on geography and history to the legacy of the arts, writings, architecture, and religious rituals. Includes annotated bibliographies .
      • The Prokaryotes: A Handbook on the Biology of Bacteria
      • The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives, 1960 to 1974
        Searchable database that documents the key events and movements in 1960s America. Contains letters, diaries, and oral histories, posters, broadsides, pamphlets, advertisements, and audio and video materials. Also includes analysis and interpretive essays by leading historians.
      • Theatre in Video
        Online streaming video of more than 250 performances of the world's leading plays and more than 100 film documentaries.
      • Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center (TBRC) Digital Library
        Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center (TBRC) Digital Library. The Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center is dedicated to the preservation, organization and dissemination of Tibetan literature. Includes digital Tibetan texts; searchable database of people, places, and teachings.
      • The Times Digital Archive
        Complete, searchable digital edition of The Times (London) from 1785-1985. Includes all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos divided into categories to facilitate searching. Provides facsimile images of individual articles or a complete page.
      • TOXLINE
        Information in all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants, and mutagens and teratogens. This database, produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, provides bibliographic citations and abstracts from the core journal literature in toxicology. This version of TOXLINE does not contain information from Chemical Abstracts Service, BIOSIS, or International Pharmaceutical Abstracts.
      • TRI: Toxics Release Inventory
        The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) is a publicly available EPA database that contains information on toxic chemical releases and waste management activities reported annually by certain industries as well as federal facilities.
      • Twentieth Century African American Poetry
        Database of over 10,000 poems from 70 poets of the 20th century.
      • Twentieth Century American Poetry
        Database of over 52,000 poems from 300 poets of the 20th century.
      • Twentieth Century English Poetry
        Database of over 280 poets and 598 volumes of poems from the 20th century.
      • Twentieth-Century Drama
        Searchable text of plays by authors from Britain, Ireland, and Australia, chiefly from the period of 1890 to 1920. Includes supplementary matter such as dramatis personae and relevant illustrations.


      • U.S. Congressional Serials Set
        Searchable, full text database of House and Senate committee reports, documents, maps, and journals (1817-1980). Primary documents ordered printed by Congress such as reports of executive departments, and special investigations of Congress. Covers a wide range of topics such as the Armed Forces, Education, Health, and Economics.
      • UCSC Arboretum Plant Collections Database
        Searchable database of the plants growing in the UCSC Arboretum.
      • Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry Online
        Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry is a reference work encompassing all the disciplines and current practice of industrial chemistry and chemical engineering around the world. Its 1000 major articles by 3,000 leaders from research and industrial organizations are well-illustrated with charts and figures and extensive bibliographies.
      • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
        Title and publishing information for nearly 250,0000 consumer and trade magazines, academic and scholarly journals, monographic series, newsletters, newspapers, electronic publications, conference proceedings, and 'zines.
      • University of Chicago Press Journals
        Searchable, fulltext database of articles from 23 journals in the social sciences, science, and humanities.
      • Urban Studies & Planning: A SAGE Full-Text Collection
        Searchable database of 13+ electronic journals focusing on the topic of urban and regional planning.
      • USA Trade Online
        In-Library use only. Access requires login by library staff at McHenry library. Inquire at Reference desk. Access current and cumulative U.S. export and import data (trade statistics) for over 18,000 export commodities and 24,000 import commodities. Annual data from 1992. Monthly data from 2002 (port-level data is only available from 2003 - present)


      • Vanderbilt Television News Archive
        The Television News Archive collection at Vanderbilt University is the world's most extensive and complete archive of television news. The site indexes individual network evening news broadcasts from the major U.S. national broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN, and special news-related programming since 1989.


      • Wall Street Journal (1984-current)
        Searchable database of Wall Street Journal articles from Proquest.
      • Wall Street Journal (Historical Issues: 1889-1994)
        Searchable database of full text Wall Street Journal articles (backfile) from Proquest. Covers July 8, 1889-Dec 31, 1986.
      • Water Resources Abstracts
        Provides summaries of the world's technical and scientific literature on water-related topics covering the characteristics, conservation, control, pollution, treatment, use and management of water resources. Abstracts are drawn from journals, books, conference proceedings, and technical reports in the physical and life sciences, as well as from engineering, legal and government publications.
      • Water Resources Data of the United States (USGS)
        Access to water-resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Topics include: Real-Time; Site Information; Surface Water; Ground Water; and Water Quality (includes temperature, specific conductance, pH, nutrients, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds). Current and historical data.
      • WDI online
        World development indicators (WDI) is the World Bank's annual compilation of data about development. Provides direct access to development indicators, with time series for 208 countries and 18 country groups from 1960 to 2001.
      • Web of Science / Web of Knowledge
        Multidisciplinary index to scholarly and authoritative articles. Provides access to all three parts of the Citation Index: Arts and Humanities, Social Science and Science. Search by subject, author, journal title. Cited Reference Search finds articles that cite an author or article that you specify.
      • Westlaw Campus
        A legal research tool for undergraduate and graduate students who need to research law-related issues.
      • Wiley Online Library
        Searchable database from Wiley Interscience of over 1400 full-text journals in the sciences, medicine, social sciences, and humanities.
      • World Almanac
        This searchable full-text reference source contains short, ready-reference type of information on a large variety of subjects.
      • World Bank e-Library
        Full-text database with over 1200 World Bank publications and working papers, searchable by keywords, title, and author.
      • World History in Video
        Online video collection of documentaries on human history from the earliest civilizations to the late twentieth century. Global in scope, covering Africa and the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania.
      • World News Connection
        Searchable, full-text database of non-U.S. newspapers and other media sources. Includes translated and English-language news and information. WNC covers significant socioeconomic, political, scientific, technical, and environmental issues and events. Material is provided to the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) by the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS), a U.S. government agency.
      • World Shakespeare Bibliography Online
        Citations for books, articles, reviews, and dissertations about Shakespeare. Also included are films, adaptations, and stage productions of Shakespeare's works.
      • WorldCat
        Also known as WCAT, this searchable catalog contains citations for books, journals, manuscripts, maps, music scores, sound recordings, films, computer files, newspapers, slides, and videotapes, on all subjects in a variety of languages at libraries around the world.
      • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (1975-current)
        The database provides citations and abstracts for journal articles in political science, international relations, law, and public administration / policy.








            • 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers
              The newspapers and news pamphlets gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) represent the largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media available from the British Library.
            • 19th Century U.S Newspapers
              Provides access to primary source newspaper content from the 19th century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. The collection encompasses the entire 19th century, with an emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, Western migration and Antebellum-era life, among other subjects.

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